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Digital Architect Full-time Job

2 months ago   Computer & IT   Iringa   336 views Reference: 727
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Role Purpose

The Digital Architect is responsible for defining maintaining and evolving the emerging architecture that enables the digital vision and business objectives, maximising the value of technology disruptions into current and future capabilities. This role is responsible for identifying, analysing, and directing the execution of change towards the digital architecture vision and digital business vision, by providing and prioritising technical epics.

Job Responsibility

Manage architecture vision and roadmap in alignment with the Digital Architecture blueprint from Vodacom Group
Oversee and lead the design, development, and deployment of digital architecture practices, standards, patterns and innovations
Scout new technologies to enable innovation and identify technical enablers
Manage innovation and establish the capability to monitor new technology developments and trends in the industry
Provide expertise on foundational digital architecture best practices and disruptive technology trajectory and implications
Enterprise architecture governance in agile software delivery
Definition of integration APIs and ecosystem strategy
Technology innovation: scouting, screening and evaluation

Core competencies, knowledge and experience
Estimation techniques for scaled Agile
Web-scale cloud-native architectures including IaaS, PaaS and SaaS
Design of infrastructure strategy and roadmap
Design of web-scale architectures and systems of innovation and engagement
DevSecOps practices and automation tools
Artificial intelligence, Machine Learning, and Big Data technologies and architectures
Trusted and respected as a thought leader and change agent who can influence and persuade business and IT leaders
Excellent analytical, technical, and problem-solving skills, with high levels of creativity and a practical approach that is principle-driven
Ability to balance the long term and short-term implications of individual decisions and effective at driving short term actions that are consistent with long-term goals
Excellent written and verbal communication skills, able to distil complex technical concepts into simple terms, with strong persuasion skills to gain support for principles, standards and change
Excellent relationship building, teamwork, and collaboration skills that enables the provision of effective support and guidance across programmes
Knowledge of the Telecommunications and digital services market and emerging business and technology trends

Must have technical / professional qualifications:
Bachelors Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems or other related field
Three or more years experience in at least three disciplines, such as business, information, solution or technical architecture, application development, middleware, information analysis, database management or operations in a multitier environment
Experience in business capability modelling and technical and solution architecture development in a digital business context

Long Description


MicroServices and APIs_FRHR

Digital Experience Platforms


Continuous Integration and Delivery (CI/CD)


Architecture and Design

Software Engineering

User Interface (UI) Design

User Experience (UX) Design



Testing and Evaluation

Data Analytics and Insights


System, Service and Solution Design and Development

Company Description
Vodacom is a leading African communications company providing a wide range of communication services, including data, mobile and fixed voice, messaging, financial services, enterprise IT and converged services to 120 million customers (including Safaricom).From our roots in South Africa, we have grown our mobile network business to include operations in Tanzania, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (the DRC), Mozambique, Lesotho and Kenya. Our mobile networks cover a population of over 296 million people.

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